Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Challenge Cards (Hero Arts June2010B)

I haven't posted anything new in a few days. It has not been a very good 6 days for me because I have had to put down another cat. (I lost a cat in May due to old age.) My younger cat had cancer on his leg and it was just a matter of time that I would lose him, but I did not expect it to be this quick. When my cat, Jasper, died 3 1/2 weeks ago, I thought that Skooter was just grieving over the lost of his buddy. As the days went by, I noticed that he didn't look like he felt good and that he was running a fever. So, last Thursday, I brought him to the vet so that he could be checked. He wasn't eating or drinking and sleeping most of the time. To make a long story short, Skooter had a tumor in his mouth the size of a walnut and it was inoperable. If he would of lived, he would of been in a great deal of pain and would of suffered greatly. It was a hard decision to make and I feel bad that I had to give him up. My house is so empty now and I miss these guys so much. But, I know as time goes on, the loneliness will not be quite so bad. This is why I haven't made many cards in the past week. But, I need to go on and making cards will help me; I could say that it is theropy for me because I am not thinking of my cats and feeling sorry for myself. I have worked on these cards for the past few days and that has help me to not think of my cats.

"You Make Me Smile" card was stamped with Hero Arts stamps. I did the resist technique using versa mark ink and chalk ink. I embossed the Scattered Flowers stamp (S5129) with white embossing powder and then I smeard tons of blue chalk ink over the image. Then I wiped off the excess ink so that the white embossed image would show. This technique was on the Hero Arts Blog on Tuesday, June 15th. (Jennifer McGuire is the hostess this week.) The sentiment is from the ClearDesign Thinking of You set (CL140).

"Hydrangea" Card was stamped with the Hero Arts Hydrangea stamp (K5376). For this card, I stamped the Hydrangea stamp with versa Mark ink onto glossy white paper. I heat set it so that the ink would dry. Once dry, I smeared lots of purple chalk ink over the image. The versa mark resist the chalk ink and the results is a white image with a purple background. This technique was featured on the Hero Arts Blog on Monday, June 14th.

"Today Tomorrow Always" card was stamped with Hero Arts stamps; Tall Posey (F4368), Dots and Flowers (S5213), Clear Design Mix and Match (CL266). The technique for this card was demonstrated Here on the Hero Arts Blog by Jennifer McGuire.
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Lin said...

Oh, Sue, so sorry to hear about your kitty...our pets are like family, and it is so hard to let them go, but you did what was best for him. And I agree, making cards helps you to move on and think about something else. Sending you hugs.
I like all of your cards, but the middle hydrangea one is my fave - what a pretty shade of purple!

Nat said...

I am so sorry to hear that you lost another, this is heartbreaking. Think about the wonderful home and the love your gave them both and a bit of Card therapy will help you through this tough time. Hugs, Nat

alexandra s.m. said...

So sorry to hear about your loss.
Your cards are adorable.